Captain Holling (Noah Beery) is relieved of command of his ship after he suffers a nervous breakdown. His replacement, Captain Downey (Boothe Howard), takes over the liner just as it is about to be used for an experiment in remote control. Professor Grimson (Ralph Lewis) has devised a system for controlling the ship from a laboratory on land. But as Grimson demonstrates the system and the special component that makes it work, a rival group is listening in, hoping to use the device for its own purposes.
January 3, 2014 Subject:
A very good mystery that has an interesting nautical approach. Although todays easily bored techno-nuts will probably find it unacceptable. To a real movie buff who enjoys a little wizardry it is a wonderful way to spend a little time.
November 30, 2008 Subject:
This is a boring old mystery. There are no interesting characters to distract from the tedium. The story revolves around technology to remotely control naval ships. It's being tested on a loaded passenger liner of all things. Another 'high-tech' device featured displays written messages on a CRT. Why, when an intercom is much faster? Aside from a couple of off-screen murders, all the action happens toward the end of the movie, which thankfully comes after only 62 minutes.
I downloaded the DivX file. Video and audio are fine.